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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 29, 2012

DA Bearden

SUMMERVILLE D.A. Bearden, 84, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.Survivors include wife, Sarah Bearden; children, Tony Bearden, Jim Bearden, Donald Bearden, Virginia Stratton; brothers, Dailey Bearden, Bo Bearden, Jackie Johnson; sisters, Viola Elrod, Mary Bearden;

Willie Billups

Hamilton county
Sr.Willie James Billups Sr., 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in a local hospital.He was formerly employed by Vulcan Material and was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Avondale.He

Gregory Brown

Sr.DAYTON Gregory Alan Brown Sr., 46, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, 2012, in Dayton. Funeral services at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Cranmore Cove Cemetery at

Goldie Cunningham

Hamilton county
Goldie Mae Parks Cunningham, 97, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St., Chattanooga,

Stanley Davis

Hamilton county
Stanley Byron Davis, PH.D, 48, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.Family requests in lieu of flowers donations to be made to Grace Church of the Nazarene, 6310 Dayton Blvd., Hixson, TN 37343.Arrangements

Peggy Deakins

Hamilton county
Peggy Shrum Deakins, 78, of East Brainerd, went home to be with family, friends and her Lord Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.A native of Palmer, Tenn., Mrs. Deakins was a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson

Raymond Farley

DUNLAP Raymond "Buck" Farley, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.He was a member of Ewtonville Baptist Church where he volunteered on several mission trips. He established Farley

Brenda Hafley

Hamilton county
Brenda Kay Black Hafley, left this earth and entered heavens gate on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.After graduating from Red Bank High School, Brenda entered the Chattanooga Police Academy. She graduated and served the city of

Myrtle Hicks

WHITWELL Myrtle Ellen Morrison Hicks, 101, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.She was born born Oct. 17, 1910.She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Hicks, sons, Albert Hicks, John T. Hicks,

Robert Hodge

SPRING CITY Robert Leo Hodge, 86, died Thursday Aug. 23, 2012, at his home. Graveside funeral service, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Spring City Memorial Gardens,where he will be laid

Donald Johnson

Hamilton county
Donald G. Johnson, 74, of East Ridge, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.He was of the Baptist faith.He is survived by his sisters, Jeanette Hughes, Debbie Johnson, Doris Downey and

Novella Kemp

Hamilton county
Novella Kemp, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.She was of the Baptist faith and had been a cashier and server at S&W Cafeteria. She was an avid bowler in the Senior

Alma Keown

Hamilton county
Mary Alma Keown, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at the Health Center at Standifer Place.She was the daughter of the late Bennie and Georgia Sharp and was preceded in death by

Laurel Klueger

FLINTSTONE Laurel Amelia Klueger went to be with Jesus on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at her home in Flintstone. Laurel was eight and a half months old.Survived by parents, Todd and Brittney Klueger, Flintstone;

Dennis Lancaster

TULLAHOMA Dennis Michael Lancaster, 54, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday at Tullahoma Funeral Home.Memorial services will follow at 1

Jean Lewis

KIMBALL Wayma Jean Layne Lewis, 54, passed away, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.She was an employee of Provident Insurance Co.My Mom, the greatest lady Ive ever known. You taught me to walk and talk. We

Nettie Lockhart

ALTAMONT Nettie E. Lockhart, 86, passed away Tuesday morning Aug. 28, 2012 at the home of her sister in Altamont.She was a member of the Church of Christ at Altamont.She was born on

Christopher Lorenzo

Hamilton county
Christopher Leonel De Leon Lorenzo, infant son of Leonel De Leon Cabrera and Ingrid Filomena Lorenzo Hernandez, passed away Friday, Aug.24, 2012.Funeral services 1 p.m. Friday at Hispanic SDA Church, 2307 Dodds Ave.The family will

Jadell Lyons

BLAKE COMMUNITY Jadell Story Lyons, 74, passed away on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at her residence.Funeral 1 p.m. CDT Thursday from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.Visitation from 3 until 8

Don McClain

SOUTH PITTSBURG Donald Clayton McClain, 76, died at his home on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.Born in South Pittsburg, Don married his wife in 1956 at Holly Avenue United Methodist Church. Don retired from TVA,

David Medley

Hamilton county
Lt. David, G. Medley, 74, of Chattanooga passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in a local hospital.He was a member, deacon, Sunday School teacher and usher at Brainerd Hills Baptist Church and was a member

Rigsby Miller

Hamilton county
Rigsby N. Miller, 92, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.Rigsbys intelligence, quick wit, strong character, perseverance and common sense distinguished him during WWII, his career, his service for

Tina Moore

DAYTON Tina Marie Moore, 35, of Dayton Mountain, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at her home.Funeral noon Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Morgan Springs after 5 p.m. today at

Martha Nabors

Hamilton county
Martha Elizabeth "Moppy" Nabors, 69, a resident of East Ridge, passed away on Friday night, Aug. 24, 2012, in a Chattanooga health care facility.Martha, a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area was born on Jan.

William Pelfrey

Other areas
WADSWORTH, Ohio William C. "Bill" Pelfrey, 83, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.He was born on Jan. 17, 1929 in Fannin County, Ga., to the late Charlie and Della Pelfrey. Bill was a U.S.

Leona Pierce

CHICKAMAUGA Leona Metcalf Pierce, 90, passed away Tuesday Aug. 28, 2012.She was born in Macon, Ga., to the late W.L. and Nellie Mae Gladson and was of the Baptist faith.She was also preceded in

Reuben Pope

DUNLAP Reuben Jackson Pope, 83, died on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at his home.He was a faithful member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 54 years. He retired in

Ronald Pruett

ROSSVILLE Ronald Edwin "Ron" Pruett, 57, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.He was a lifelong resident of Rossville, was a 1973 graduate of Rossville High School, was of the Baptist faith, had been a

James Romedy

Sr.PINE MOUNTAIN James Michael "Mike" Romedy Sr., 70, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at the West Georgia Medical Center, LaGrange, Ga.Mr. Romedy was born Sept. 4, 1941 in Jacksonville, Fla., the son of

Betty Stafford

Betty Jean Lancaster Stafford, 84, Red Bank, died peacefully in her home on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, surrounded by family.A native of Florence, Ala., Mrs. Stafford, was the daughter of the late Herbert A. Lancaster

Willie Swint

ROSSVILLE Willie Cecil Swint, 74, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at his residence.Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Home Inc., Dalton, Ga.

Meriem Teixeira

Hamilton county
Meriem Teixeira, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.Meriem was a native of Riverdale, Mich. and a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. She was a former PE teacher and retired from

James Thurman

Hamilton county
James Randall Thurman, 62, of Signal Mountain, died in a Chattanooga hospital Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.Preceded in death by father, William Ray Thurman; brother, Ted Thurman; and sister, Debbie Morrison.Survivors include wife, Judy Faye McPike

Dan Tolliver

Hamilton county
Sr.Dan Tolliver Sr., 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in the Hospice Care Center.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Cynthia Tripp

Hamilton county
Cynthia Tripp, 93, of East Brainerd died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at her residence.Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Heritage

Lois Ulrickson

Hamilton county
Lois Conner Puckett Ulrickson, 92, of Chattanooga died at her residence on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.She was a South Carolina native and a Chattanooga resident since 1950. Lois retired from TVA in 1984 where she

Bennie Wilson

Hamilton county
Sr.Bennie E. Wilson Sr., 90, a World War II Navy veteran, passed from this life, Saturday, morning, Aug. 25, 2012, at a local nursing home.He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie B.

Pauline Woods

Hamilton county
Pauline Ellington Woods, 87, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at home with her loving family by her side.She is in the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and happily rejoicing

Wilma Wright

DECATUR Wilma Jean Wright, 79, died on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.Funeral at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Cottonport 5 until 8 p.m. today, Aug. 29 at

Theresa Wynn

Hamilton county
Theresa Huguley Jones Wynn, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away suddenly on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, in a local hospital.She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Theresa was an alumnus of the Howard


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